Nobel prize winner Mario Molina to speak at world's largest scientific society meeting

March 20, 2000

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27 - Dr. Mario Molina, Nobelist and environmental science professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak at the 219th national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco. Molina's talk, "The Fascination of Science," will address his experiences as a minority in the sciences.

A co-recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in ozone depletion and atmospheric chemistry, Molina received the 1998 ACS award for Creative Advances in Environmental Sciences and Technology. Molina graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico with a B.S. in chemical engineering. He received a postgraduate degree from the University of Freiburg, West Germany, and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

WHO: Dr. Mario Molina*
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Earth Atmosphere and Planet

WHAT: "The Fascination of Science"
Minority Affairs Committee luncheon
WHEN: Monday, March 27, 11:00 a.m. social, noon luncheon

WHERE: Hilton, 333 O'Farrell Street, Continental 6

REPORTERS COVERING THIS EVENT MUST FIRST CONTACT THE ACS PRESS OFFICE AT 415-923-7510.

*Molina will also be speaking at two symposia:

"Atmospheric Chemistry (Harold Johnston Festschrift)" about the mechanism of formation of polar stratospheric clouds. (PHYS 10; Sunday, March 26, 11:20 a.m., Renaissance Parc 55, Barcelona II. See page 149 in the final program.)

"A Small Atom with a Big Ego: A Fluorine View of the 21st Century" about the atmospheric chemistry of fluorochemicals. (FLUO 12; Monday, March 27, 8:00 a.m., Moscone Convention Center, Room 306 Esplanade Level. See page 109 in the final program.)
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